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Senior Project Manager / Master Black Belt

Supply Chain
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Careers that Change Lives
At this moment every second, somewhere in the world, two patients are treated with a Medtronic device or therapy. EMEA Supply Chain & Customer Care organization takes care of the following functions & activities:  Customer Service, Transport & Trade Compliance, Service and Repair, Logistics, Planning, Inventory management, Master Data, Spinal Loaner, Packaging & Labeling, SC Quality, Business Relationship Management and Solution Management & Operational Excellence.  A team of more than 2500 professionals is working in many different sites trough out the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. The Medtronic organization in the Netherlands exists out of 1400 enthusiastic professionals and is being positioned as Center of Excellence and fulfills the roles as European Operating Center EOC) in our supply network.

A Day in the Life
The Operational Excellence (OPEX) team within Medtronic is responsible for driving the Continuous Improvement culture within Customer Care & Supply Chain EMEA. In this position, you:

  • Empower teams to solve issues as part of their daily job (everybody every day) in order to improve value we provide to our customers
  • Promote the Medtronic Operating System (MOS), its cultural aspects to create a continuous improvement culture that gets everybody engaged and embed customer centric thinking   throughout the organization and
  • Align the organization with the strategy through Policy Deployment.

As a Master Black Belt, you are responsible for creating & driving the MOS roadmap into execution for multiple Functions & Cross functional teams within the EMEA region, in close collaboration with the OPEX community and leadership teams. You are responsible for developing, advocating and enabling the tools and methodologies to drive Medtronic process excellence. These tools may include, but are not limited to Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management, Change Acceleration Program (CAP) and other improvement techniques.

Typical activities which make the Master Black Belt job challenging: 

  • Create structure & overview in complex environment during kaizen events & A3 - DMAIC projects;
  • Leading variety of teams with big diversity & knowledge level on Lean Sigma & cultural changes with a sensitive but leading approach;
  • Leading change, collaborate & coach all levels (operators & team lead, managers & directors);
  • Providing training (problem solving, green belt & black Belt training) to multi lingual employees;
  • Ability to coach Problem Solvers, Green Belts & Black Belts;
  • Ability to & coach leaders through transformation of cultural towards continuous improvement;
  • Respect the maturity level of Continuous Improvement for the teams you work with and adjust your approach to their needs in order to allow them to learn & to take their next step in their journey.

Must Haves

  • Bachelor / Master degree in logistics or business administration, engineering or technical discipline;
  • Consistent application of project management leadership and extensive application of continuous process improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma or equivalent;
  • 5+ years  of experience in Supply Chain Management / Customer Service in consulting capacity;
  • 5+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring and consulting;
  • 2-4 years of proven success in a leadership role;
  • Strong and demonstrable project management skills: planning & coordinating, communicating & influencing, achieving milestones, resolving issues and managing risks;
  • Lean Six Sigma (Master) Black Belt certification;
  • Strong project leadership, ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Innovative, passionate and able to inspire people at all levels of the organization.

Nice to Haves

  • To be successful in this role, you are result driven and hands-on with a distinct drive for change and improvement;
  • You are able to build lasting relationships with colleagues in all layers of the organization and promote cross functional collaboration;
  • You are used to work in dynamic environment with constant change.

We Offer
In our 5th Tenet of our Mission we recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success. 

Also a competitive package is of course part of that. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to all our employees:

  • 31 holidays;
  • Possibility to purchase 8 extra holidays days;
  • Flexible working environment;
  • Annual Incentive Plan % depending on company results;
  • Pension scheme and group discount on healthcare insurances;
  • Tax advantages on commuting, fitness plan, bicycle plan;
  • Training possibilities via Cornerstone/Harvard Manage Monitor/GetAbstract;
  • Employee Assistance Program and Recognize! (our global recognition program);
  • Private Lease possibilities.

Your Answer
Is this the position you were waiting for? Then please apply directly via the apply button! 

About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of  what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives.Help us shape the future.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 89,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in over 155 countries. With our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Dutch sales office in Eindhoven, Medtronic Netherlands has more than 1,750 employees. 

Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

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